The She-Goats and their Beards

The Fables of Phædrus
The She-Goats having obtained of Jupiter the favour of a beard, the He-Goats, full of concern, began to be indignant that the females rivalled them in their dignity. “Suffer them,” said the God, “to enjoy their empty honours, and to use the badge that belongs to your rank, so long as they are not sharers in your courage.”
This Fable teaches you to bear that those who are inferior to you in merit should be like you in outside appearances.